May 15, 2017
Adele Garcia lives in Michigan and started running in high school but never really liked it. After being injured by a roadside bomb while serving in the Army, Adele returned home with post-traumatic stress and survivor's guilt. She grew to love running as she found it to be an effective tool for channeling the negative energy and stress in a positive way. Adele has since run marathons and ultramarathons, as well as used running for more than just herself, including starting an event called Upward Spiral, a 24-hour run/walk to raise awareness around depression, self-harm, suicide, bullying, and mental health. She shares her inspiration behind starting Upward Spiral, the impact they have made so far, and her dreams for the program’s future. If you enjoy this episode, make sure to listen to Episode 28 with Sasha Wolff from Still I Run.